Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for GCFA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
England > London
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 786 775 867
Rank change year-on-year -11 +92 +16
Permanent jobs citing GCFA 14 46 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.020% 0.065% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.089% 0.27% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14 49 28
London median annual salary £57,750 £75,000 £68,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.00% +9.09% -3.51%
10th Percentile £42,975 £75,000 £55,125
90th Percentile £104,000 £85,000 £106,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £75,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -33.33% +15.38% -7.14%

GCFA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,654 16,953 21,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.30% 23.84% 26.02%
Number of salaries quoted 12,078 13,909 17,955
London median annual salary £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,258
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

GCFA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing GCFA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for GCFA in London

GCFA
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GCFA in London.

Salary trend for GCFA in London

GCFA
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GCFA in London over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for GCFA in London

GCFA
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GCFA within the London region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North London - 1 £58,000 -
GCFA
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing GCFA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for GCFA.

1 11 (78.57%) GIAC
1 11 (78.57%) Malware Analysis
2 10 (71.43%) GCIH
2 10 (71.43%) CREST Certified
3 9 (64.29%) SANS
4 8 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (42.86%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 6 (42.86%) Threat Intelligence
5 6 (42.86%) Python
5 6 (42.86%) GCIA
5 6 (42.86%) SIEM
6 5 (35.71%) Digital Forensics
6 5 (35.71%) Analytics
6 5 (35.71%) GREM
7 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (28.57%) Cybercrime
7 4 (28.57%) GCED
7 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
7 4 (28.57%) Information Security
7 4 (28.57%) GSEC
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL
7 4 (28.57%) Service Management
7 4 (28.57%) EnCase
7 4 (28.57%) Behavioural Analytics
7 4 (28.57%) Security Operations
7 4 (28.57%) GCFE
8 3 (21.43%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (21.43%) Task Automation
8 3 (21.43%) Malware Reverse Engineering

GCFA
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Wireshark
2 2 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Legal
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) SOC Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Security Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Senior Security Analyst
5 3 (21.43%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (21.43%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (14.29%) Consultant
6 2 (14.29%) Threat Hunter
7 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Forensic Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) SIEM Analyst
7 1 (7.14%) SOC Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Cybercrime
2 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) Online Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Cyberattack
3 2 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (14.29%) Fintech
4 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Malware Analysis
2 8 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (42.86%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 6 (42.86%) SIEM
3 6 (42.86%) Threat Intelligence
4 5 (35.71%) Analytics
4 5 (35.71%) Digital Forensics
5 4 (28.57%) Behavioural Analytics
5 4 (28.57%) Information Security
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 4 (28.57%) Security Operations
5 4 (28.57%) Service Management
5 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
6 3 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
6 3 (21.43%) Forensic Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) Malware Reverse Engineering
6 3 (21.43%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
2 3 (21.43%) Perl
2 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 3 (21.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) GIAC
2 10 (71.43%) CREST Certified
2 10 (71.43%) GCIH
3 9 (64.29%) SANS
4 6 (42.86%) GCIA
5 5 (35.71%) GREM
6 4 (28.57%) GCED
6 4 (28.57%) GCFE
6 4 (28.57%) GSEC
7 3 (21.43%) CFCE
7 3 (21.43%) OSCP
7 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) EnCase
2 3 (21.43%) WMI
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Intel
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter